Rob and Helen’s Date Night Podcast
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Hey there! I’m delighted to launch my new podcast. Here’s episode 1. I get my hair-cut by the brilliant songwriter and musician Gaz Coombes!
I spend a lot of time travelling, as I imagine you may do and in recent years I think podcasts have kept me sane as I plough up and down the country doing my gigs. So I thought it was time to put something into the podcast pot.
So the idea is I’m going to have entertaining and and interesting conversations with fascinating people while we’re doing something different.
So, we’re kicking off in rip roaring style with a superb first guest. It’s the truly brilliant musician and songwriter Gaz Coombes. You’ll no doubt know him from much loved chart-topping band Supergrass and more recently over the last 3 years or so he’s firmly established himself as a solo artist releasing two really fantastic records, his latest album ‘Matador’ has just been nominated for the Mercury Prize (which occurred just after this was recorded so we chatted again about that afterwards) It’s a such great record if you haven’t got it, grab a copy it’s just beautifully, crafted, soulful, amazing collection of songs, it’s just magic.
He’s also such a charming, funny and warm person and he came round and give me a haircut. during which we talked about all sorts of stuff and had a chicken dinner. Obviously that’s not how Parkinson does his interviews, but that’s how I did this one. And I think through the haircut we get into all sorts of stuff about creativity about the importance of making mistakes and also as I was listening back to it I realised how much fun it is to do something, when you really haven’t planned it out in any sense at all really and there’s also a great impromptu live performance from Gaz.
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Super-importantly go see Gaz live, he’s out on the road through November and December, all dates are at gazcoombes.com.
OOp should mention there’s a couple of swears and one, maybe two burps, both mine both involuntary, but I left the in as they happened just as we were talking about the how rough edges and mistakes kind of give things a vibe or atmosphere, so it would have felt wrong to nip them out.
So here it is episode No1. Gaz Coombes cuts Rob’s hair. This was recorded in early October of 2015.
I have no doubt I’ll probably make a balls up of getting the links right here, but I’m doing a couple of Comedy Festivals very soon. The ticket links are also up on my twitter homepage if I cock these up!
Have a hover over the links and click to buy tickets (If they work, then I apologise for being hard on myself at the start of this post)
Do you know what, I’ve got a really good feeling these are going to work!
Isn’t Coffee amazing.
Shit I need to lie down.
It has been brought to my attention that I haven’t updated my website in a shamefully long time. Perhaps what with twitter and Facebook I have neglected the old homesite, the nerve centre, the old school inter-hub. Either way, That ends now, and I shall put loads of new live dates up here ASAP.
But for the record I am still very much alive.
One of my favourite parts of doing shows on Xfm is reviewing music with my Mother-in-law Jean ‘The Bean’. Jean wouldn’t mind me telling you that she’s 75, but she has a remarkably open mind when it comes to new ideas, including music. The folks at Xfm ended up sending this to QOTSA’s management, who then got back to us saying they’d played it to the band and that they were really moved, Josh Homme got choked up apparently! I couldn’t be prouder of Jean! have a listen.
I had a great time on the Xfm Manchester Breakfast show and here are the two podcasts from that fortnight.
It has a lovely picture of Tim Cocker on there cos it’s his show I was filling in for, my podcasts are 25/05/14 and 02/06/14 Enjoy! Also have a listen to Tim’s too
you can now buy tickets for my 2014 Edinburgh Festival show here
I’m delighted to be doing it at the Stand 1-14th August (preview 31st July) it should be a real blast and I look forward to seeing you there.
Haven’t posted here for a while, so here’s some news!
I’ll be presenting Xfm Manchester Drivetime this Monday 4-7pm Covering for Clint Boon, also on March 28th and looks like I’ll be doing a couple of weeks of the Breakfast show in May. I’ll keep you posted as soon as I know more.
Also. I’ve just confirmed this years Edinburgh Festival. I’ll be playing the Stand 10.30 PM 1-14th August (preview 31st July)
Which should be a blast!
Right, Dog the bounty hunter has come on tv which is the internationally recognised indicator that it’s time to go to bed.
Hello there, I’m doing a solo show at Leicester Comedy Festival on 15th Feb at Just the Tonic. It’s called ‘Ride of your Life’ for tickets and blurb about the show just click on the link below!!!